My Makeup Brush Set – OVAL BRUSHES

I finally got around to playing with my round makeup brushes from My Makeup Brush Set, and I was pleasantly surprised! As a makeup artist, I have my favorite go-to brushes that I can’t live without but I challenged myself to create a look only using my oval brush set. First off, they’re sooo soft and I love it. I really loved how my foundation buffed in to my skin without any streaking. I also thought that a lot of my products would be absorbed too much by the brushes but they weren’t. I used the second biggest brush to apply foundation and also used it to apply my bronzer and blush and it worked great. I used the smallest circle shaped brush to apply my eyeshadow to the crease and outer corner. The eyeshadow applied well and I liked it but I did go in with my fingers and soften the edges of my eyeshadow since I didn’t have any type of blending brush. I would also say to be soft handed when dipping into any of your pressed powder products. Because they’re synthetic bristles and pretty dense, if you press to hard you’ll have a lot of left over powder that you won’t use that you’ll end up blowing off your palette or powder. I really loved the smallest thinner round shaped brush. I used it as a smudge brush to soften and smoke out my bottom pencil eyeliner and it looked great!  Overall I liked these brushes and it was fun to challenge myself to use something different. I would definitely say that these brushes would take some getting used to, but I can tell the more I use them the more I’ll love them. You can find oval brush sets and other products they offer here:

Splat-Hair ChalkΒ 

I’ve been contemplating the idea of dying my hair lavender for a little while. I’ve always been a fan of pastel hair color for spring! I wasn’t quite sure I was ready to dive right into it so I decided I would try out this awesome hair chalk for the day to see if I liked it. It was super easy to use. My mom and I tried hair chalk before on my sister and it was super fun! It’s basically like makeup for your hair that comes out in the shower when you shampoo it. It comes in a little compact like an eyeshadow and you just simply slide it through  your hair directly from the compact using your thumb to secure the hair. This specific one I got is by Splat and it was the “Lavender Skies”shade. Here’s a link to it if your interested!  There’s  some other fun colors to choose from as well πŸ™‚ My hair is platinum blonde so this color showed up really well. If you try this out and have long hair, I don’t recommend wearing anything white or light colored just in case any color transfers onto your clothes. I recommend styling the hair first and then applying it directly on dry hair. I have used other chalks that you can apply to wet or damp hair for more pigment but this one was great dry. And yes, it really does wash right out even on platinum blondes! I was warned that there may still be traces of color in my hair even after shampooing but I took a shower and washed and conditioned my hair and now it’s back to platinum blonde. At least for now πŸ˜‰